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Old 03-06-2007, 10:13 PM   #1
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Quick LiLo config question


I currently have my windoze NTLDR set up for my dual boot and was wondering if there was a way too set up my linux partition so that the LiLo automatically loads linux w/o any user input. Thanks
 
Old 03-06-2007, 10:22 PM   #2
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you can edit the

timeout=<some number>

value in lilo.conf to make <some number> 1. This will wait one tenth of a second before timing the menu out. Not perfectly instantaneous, but good enough to fool a human.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 10:55 PM   #3
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If you are dual booting ... 1 is not a good choice ... you have no time to select. Maybe 200 ms or so.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 11:16 PM   #4
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I think he's saying that ntldr handles the actual choice, and if he chooses linux, it passes control to Lilo. He wants lilo to timeout immediately, because if it was ever called, he'd always want the same outcome.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 11:49 PM   #5
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I just remove the 'prompt' parameter, this will bypass the menu no matter what the timer is set for.
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:00 AM   #6
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Patrick is correct. my NTLDR handles the choosing which passes off to LiLo. i just want to know what i have to do to make it so that it just automatically boots to linux once i have selected it from the NTLDR.
Thanks cooldave ill give it a try.
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nope same thing happens.

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Old 03-07-2007, 01:03 AM   #7
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well set timeout to 0 (that's zero) and remember to run /sbin/lilo
 
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alright ill give that one a try. now do i have to run sbin/lilo or can i just run lilo?
 
Old 03-07-2007, 05:09 PM   #9
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either '/sbin/lilo' (the true location of lilo), or 'lilo' if your path is configured properly. (as root, of course)
 
  


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